CreativeMornings/Auckland

Apr 17

Semi-Permanent 2014
Our mates at Semi-Permanent are celebrating 10 years of bringing together a brilliantly eclectic selection of the most joyously creative minds you might ever meet, and putting them up on the same stage over two exceptional days. 
On 2/3 May it’ll be Auckland’s turn to party, and the team behind the event have put together an impressive line up for their 10th birthday. 
Check out our picks for the conference below, and grab your tickets quick smart. There’s a 20% Discount for the first 50 registrations to use the code “yummy2014”.
Nat Cheshire

Nat was one of our favourite (and best dressed) speakers from the 2013 CMAkl season as he talked about his mission to shape Auckland into an exciting and engaging space. We can’t wait to hear how he’s progressing.
Nikki Caro


Internationally renowned for her films Whale Rider, North Country and The Vintner’s Luck Nikki Caro is one of the country’s creative heavyweights, which is especially impressive when you consider film is a medium in which she was largely self-taught. 
Mike Mizrahi

Creative Director at Inside Out Productions, Mike regularly leads projects with casts of over a thousand, and has worked with orchestras and rock bands, staged events in shipping dry docks, flooded Town Squares and bespoke structures. 

Golan Levin


From the worlds of art and engineering, and the fabulous spaces where those disciplines collide Golan’s work is fascinating, a series of revolutionary interactive installations that use robotics, software, and cognitive research to challenge the way people thought about the evolution of ideas and imagery. Check out his TED talk, ‘Art That Looks Back At You' which has gathered 640,000 views, for a preview.

For the full line up check out the Semi-Permanent website here and grab your tickets from here.
SEMI-PERMANENT AUCKLAND 20142/3 May 2014Aotea Centre, Auckland10 Year Anniversary

Semi-Permanent 2014

Our mates at Semi-Permanent are celebrating 10 years of bringing together a brilliantly eclectic selection of the most joyously creative minds you might ever meet, and putting them up on the same stage over two exceptional days. 

On 2/3 May it’ll be Auckland’s turn to party, and the team behind the event have put together an impressive line up for their 10th birthday.

Check out our picks for the conference below, and grab your tickets quick smart. There’s a 20% Discount for the first 50 registrations to use the code “yummy2014”.

Nat Cheshire

Nat was one of our favourite (and best dressed) speakers from the 2013 CMAkl season as he talked about his mission to shape Auckland into an exciting and engaging space. We can’t wait to hear how he’s progressing.

Nikki Caro

Internationally renowned for her films Whale Rider, North Country and The Vintner’s Luck Nikki Caro is one of the country’s creative heavyweights, which is especially impressive when you consider film is a medium in which she was largely self-taught. 

Mike Mizrahi

Creative Director at Inside Out Productions, Mike regularly leads projects with casts of over a thousand, and has worked with orchestras and rock bands, staged events in shipping dry docks, flooded Town Squares and bespoke structures. 

Golan Levin

From the worlds of art and engineering, and the fabulous spaces where those disciplines collide Golan’s work is fascinating, a series of revolutionary interactive installations that use robotics, software, and cognitive research to challenge the way people thought about the evolution of ideas and imagery. Check out his TED talk, ‘Art That Looks Back At You' which has gathered 640,000 views, for a preview.

For the full line up check out the Semi-Permanent website here and grab your tickets from here.

SEMI-PERMANENT AUCKLAND 2014
2/3 May 2014
Aotea Centre, Auckland
10 Year Anniversary

Morning Person: Meet <G>
We have an amazing team of volunteers and partners who help us make CreativeMornings happen every month. We think they’re super cool and you should totally meet them. This week: Meet Gerbrand van Melle!
1.  Who are you?
Gerbrand van Melle.
2.  How are you involved with CreativeMorningsAuckland?
Tweeting, trying to catch up with the speakers talks
3.  What gets you up in the morning?
Creative Technologies at Colab AUT and changing sound into chocolates.
4.  What’s a surprising fact about you?
I hold an official Lego Building Master diploma (1974).
5.  What is your favourite thing about Auckland?
Living on a holiday island next to a vibrant city.
6.  Best breakfast you’ve ever had?
Grilled crayfish.
7.  Favourite CreativeMornings/Auckland so far?
A recent one. February’s talk with Richie Hardcore – I’m a Rebel so I Rebel.
8.  Favourite CM talk from around the world?
One from Berlin, Cori Moore - Think With Your Hands.
9.  Favourite Quote?

Gerbrand is speaking at Tedx Utrecht this week! You can check out the full programme here and catch the livestream here. He’ll be onstage about 6.15am NZST, Friday 18th April.
Follow <G> on Twitter, or check out his website.

Morning Person: Meet <G>

We have an amazing team of volunteers and partners who help us make CreativeMornings happen every month. We think they’re super cool and you should totally meet them. This week: Meet Gerbrand van Melle!

1.  Who are you?

Gerbrand van Melle.

2.  How are you involved with CreativeMorningsAuckland?

Tweeting, trying to catch up with the speakers talks

3.  What gets you up in the morning?

Creative Technologies at Colab AUT and changing sound into chocolates.

4.  What’s a surprising fact about you?

I hold an official Lego Building Master diploma (1974).

5.  What is your favourite thing about Auckland?

Living on a holiday island next to a vibrant city.

6.  Best breakfast you’ve ever had?

Grilled crayfish.

7.  Favourite CreativeMornings/Auckland so far?

A recent one. February’s talk with Richie Hardcore – I’m a Rebel so I Rebel.

8.  Favourite CM talk from around the world?

One from Berlin, Cori Moore - Think With Your Hands.

9.  Favourite Quote?

Gerbrand is speaking at Tedx Utrecht this week! You can check out the full programme here and catch the livestream here. He’ll be onstage about 6.15am NZST, Friday 18th April.

Follow <G> on Twitter, or check out his website.

Apr 16

"Being rebellious is being sober-minded, being engaged in society, and wanting to make a difference." — Richie Hardcore. Watch the video at http://creativemornings.com/talks/richie-hardcore/1

"Being rebellious is being sober-minded, being engaged in society, and wanting to make a difference."
— Richie Hardcore.
Watch the video at http://creativemornings.com/talks/richie-hardcore/1

Apr 15

creativemornings:

CreativeMornings is nominated for a Webby Award, thanks to the awesome website and hard work of Oak Studios. You can currently make us all warm and fuzzy inside by voting for us under the People’s Voice section. Warm fuzzies. Do it.

creativemornings:

CreativeMornings is nominated for a Webby Award, thanks to the awesome website and hard work of Oak StudiosYou can currently make us all warm and fuzzy inside by voting for us under the People’s Voice section. Warm fuzzies. Do it.

New Profiles! -


HQ launched some brand spanking new profiles features to play with on the CreativeMornings site. You can now add skills like coffee brewing & breaking stuff, share your favourite gif and a few projects that you’re proud of.  

Local volunteer Kaan has done us a solid and demonstrated what you can do with it. Or head over to the global blog to discover some inspiring individuals.

Go on! Have a play and share a piece of your awesomeness with the CreativeMornings community! We’re looking for cool profiles to feature too so if you see one you like let us know! 

Apr 14

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Apr 10

This month we’re at one of our regular venue hosts, the lovely Q Theatre. A purpose-designed building, inspirational, flexible venue, a good place to eat, even a place to experiment, Q facilitates artistic experiences that transport people out of the everyday. That&#8217;s what makes us love them so.
We&#8217;ll be setting up in their Lounge, a modern and relaxed environment perfect during the day for a business lunch, meeting or an informal presentation. The space transforms at night into a great setting for a corporate social or a private party. The Lounge space is available on a nightly basis, free of charge, for new bands, performance poetry, readings, dance performances, anything you can dream up. If you&#8217;re interested get in touch with Angela.
Happenings at Q in the near future include In House - Songs and Conversationson April 16th for an intimate evening with some of New Zealand’s most loved songwriters, including Don McGlashan, Shayne Carter, Anika Moa. Or catch the Documentary Edge Festival, New Zealand&#8217;s only international documentary film festival, from May 21 through June 2.

This month we’re at one of our regular venue hosts, the lovely Q Theatre. A purpose-designed building, inspirational, flexible venue, a good place to eat, even a place to experiment, Q facilitates artistic experiences that transport people out of the everyday. That’s what makes us love them so.

We’ll be setting up in their Lounge, a modern and relaxed environment perfect during the day for a business lunch, meeting or an informal presentation. The space transforms at night into a great setting for a corporate social or a private party. The Lounge space is available on a nightly basis, free of charge, for new bands, performance poetry, readings, dance performances, anything you can dream up. If you’re interested get in touch with Angela.

Happenings at Q in the near future include In House - Songs and Conversationson April 16th for an intimate evening with some of New Zealand’s most loved songwriters, including Don McGlashan, Shayne Carter, Anika Moa. Or catch the Documentary Edge Festival, New Zealand’s only international documentary film festival, from May 21 through June 2.

Apr 08

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Apr 02

Let&#8217;s talk about Sex. Our theme for April was chosen by our Toronto organizer Kyle Baptista and his team, and we were excited to have Mike Perry create the wonderful illustration you see above. 
Find out more here. →

Let’s talk about Sex. Our theme for April was chosen by our Toronto organizer Kyle Baptista and his team, and we were excited to have Mike Perry create the wonderful illustration you see above. 

Find out more here. →

Apr 01

CreativeMornings/Auckland with Michael HurstApril 11, 8.00am-9.30amQ Lounge
They say sex sells. Yet sex can be a pretty divisive subject; we face some pretty big questions when our work connects with sex: where’s the line we mustn’t cross? Is there a line? If there is, how to we recognise it? This month’s theme challenges us to confront those questions head-on. 
Michael Hurst, this month’s speaker, is an actor, writer, and director.  He has been a long-standing prominent figure in the New Zealand film &amp; television industry, and in 2005 was designated the New Zealand Order of Merit for his work. 
Over the years he has worked on many projects that might be considered sexual in nature. From directing and producing US series Spartacus; to his recent musicals, directed for the Auckland Theatre Company, Cabaret, and last year’s sold-out season of Chicago.
Michael says that while he may not have all the answers to the questions above, he’s certainly spent a lot of time thinking about them. 
Join us over coffee to hear his story and share in his insights. 
Registration opens 11am April 7th.

CreativeMornings/Auckland with Michael Hurst
April 11, 8.00am-9.30am
Q Lounge

They say sex sells. Yet sex can be a pretty divisive subject; we face some pretty big questions when our work connects with sex: where’s the line we mustn’t cross? Is there a line? If there is, how to we recognise it? This month’s theme challenges us to confront those questions head-on. 

Michael Hurst, this month’s speaker, is an actor, writer, and director.  He has been a long-standing prominent figure in the New Zealand film & television industry, and in 2005 was designated the New Zealand Order of Merit for his work. 

Over the years he has worked on many projects that might be considered sexual in nature. From directing and producing US series Spartacus; to his recent musicals, directed for the Auckland Theatre Company, Cabaret, and last year’s sold-out season of Chicago.

Michael says that while he may not have all the answers to the questions above, he’s certainly spent a lot of time thinking about them. 

Join us over coffee to hear his story and share in his insights. 

Registration opens 11am April 7th.